Can people with voice impairments use the Breather?
Many voice disorders are connected to abnormal respiratory functions.Strengthening the respiratory system and its associated musculature can support speech therapy by improving the ability for correct speech breathing. Respiratory muscle training (RMT) using the Breather can help people with dysphonia improve speech capacity and quality.
Will it help with voice cracking
Studies using the Breather in people with voice disorders have shown that RMT helps improve vocal intensity, breathiness, strain, pitch range, and semitone range, as well as breath support for voice (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33992476/). Based on these ...
Can I use the Breather if I'm on supplemental oxygen?
You may complete respiratory muscle training (RMT) with THE BREATHER device with your supplemental oxygen in place via nasal cannula on continuous flow. If you do not use it 24-hours per day, you may consider using a pulse oximeter while you do RMT ...
Evidence for use of the Breather in Dysphagia?
Expiratory muscle strength is essential for optimal cough and swallow function. Strengthening of the expiratory muscles by regular application of the Breather can alleviate the symptoms of dysphagia by improving cough volume and acceleration, and ...
Can you use this if I have COPD?
Dyspnea is one of the cardinal symptoms of COPD, leading to exercise intolerance and reduced QOL. Evidence shows that regular RMT- respiratory muscle training, strengthens the respiratory muscles, significantly reducing dyspnea and increasing ...
I easily get out of breath. Can I use the Breather?
Yes. You might find that you will have to work with low resistance for a while until your dyspnea, or breathlessness, has improved. Research has shown that respiratory muscle training (RMT) significantly improves dyspnea and breathlessness, which is ...